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First take: Donuts to buy Rightside for $213 million
Deal saves Rightside from the public markets and challenged growth trajectory. Top level domain name company Donuts has agreed to acquire competitor Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) for $213 million, Rightside announced today. The deal will give Donuts an ad...
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June 14, 2017, 1:23 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Forget traffic leakage. It’s email that’s most dangerous
A lost website visitor is one thing; a misdirected email can be worse. Domain name investors often talk about the traffic leakage that occurs when you use a domain name other than .com (or the dominant domain in your country). Use something other tha...
Discussion
June 13, 2017, 3:55 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
MagicPlan app maker is a reverse domain name hijacker
Company filed UDRP against domain registered well before it released its app. The maker of MagicPlan, an app for creating floor plans, has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking for its attempt to get the MagicPlan.com domain name. App ma...
Discussion
June 13, 2017, 3:10 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
I can’t believe it’s not RDNH: Gloo.com
Another case that probably should have been RDNH. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has denied a cybersquatting complaint against the domain name Gloo.com but neglected to consider whether it was a case of reverse domain name hijacking...
Discussion
June 12, 2017, 6:33 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Big brands and domains – DNW Podcast #140
A discussion with Mark Calandra of CSC about how brands look at domain names. Today we talk with Mark Calandra, General Manager of CSC Digital Brand Services. The 100+ year-old-company is a big player in corporate domain name management. We discuss h...
Discussion
June 12, 2017, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
A UDRP in .bank? That’s a lost battle.
It seems like it would be impossible to cybersquat a .bank domain name. National Arbitration Forum handed down a decision for MySummit.bank today. This is the first UDRP filed against a .bank domain and may well be the last. Why? Well, to register a ...
Discussion
June 12, 2017, 2:40 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
WHD.usa hopes domainers return to the Tropicana in September
WHD’s U.S. event will be held at the same location as NamesCon. Now that WorldHostingDays owns NamesCon (both are now owned by GoDaddy), the former is moving its U.S. show to the same venue as NamesCon. WHD.usa will take place September 11-12 a...
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June 8, 2017, 9:35 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Reverse domain name hijacking in Hakoba Saree case
Both parties sell Sarees. A single-member World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found a Mumbai company guilty of reverse domain name hijacking over the domains Hakoba.com, hakobasaree.com, and hakobasarees.com. Hakoba Lifestyle Limited f...
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June 8, 2017, 5:07 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Sedo names Matthias Meyer-Schönherr CSO
Changes at the top of Sedo’s sales management. Domain name marketplace Sedo has named Matthias Meyer-Schönherr its new Chief Sales Officer. Meyer-Schönherr is replacing Dima Beitzke, who is leaving the company. Meyer-Schönherr ha...
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June 8, 2017, 3:14 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Hexonet makes investment in PSI-Japan
Company makes move into Japan with strategic investment. Domain name registrar Hexonet GmbH has acquired a “significant and strategic stake” in PSI-Japan, the two companies announced today. The move allows Hexonet to get a foothold in the...
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June 8, 2017, 2:25 pm
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